Paul Revere’s Grandson, Civil War General, Becomes Catholic


General Joseph Warren Revere (1812-1880) In the great national conflict which divided the North and South in 1861, members of our parish (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Morristown, New Jersey) were found under both flags. The roll is an illustrious one. On the battlefield, in the prison, in rank and file, the children [Read More...]

Priest Tarred and Feathered by Mob, Maine, 1854

John Bapst

CATHOLIC PRIEST TARRED AND FEATHERED (The Brooklyn Eagle, October 19, 1854)  The Bangor Mercury states that Rev. John Bapst, a Catholic pastor in that city, was tarred and feathered and ridden on a rail, on Saturday night, at Ellsworth, while on a visit to that place. He was formerly pastor in Ellsworth, and was then [Read More...]

“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Nicholas Alten, Lorain, Ohio

Alten family

Mr. Nicholas C. Alten is a leading and successful hardware merchant, of Lorain, Ohio, and a prominent member of St. Mary’s congregation of that city. His excellent traits, combined with his business ability and public spiritedness, render him a successful, well respected, and influential citizen. This high estimate of him is entertained not alone by [Read More...]